Witness About Kingdom Life
Jesus came announcing that the Kingdom of God has broken into this world. He didn't just talk about some future Kingdom, but that the power, joy and freedom of that Kingdom was here - now - in this world to be enjoyed by all. As a baptized child of the King, you are part of this new order. In this sin-sick world where change and decay are constant, the Kingdom within you does not change, ever! Your place in this world is uncertain, but your place in His Kingdom is guaranteed. Permanent peace is yours. Unwavering hope is yours. Absolute certainty is yours. All this and more because the Father has called you by faith in Christ to be His own.
How might this peace, hope and certainty impact your witness? Every day we encounter people who have little or no peace. They deal in despair and are wracked by uncertainty. The circumstances of life in this sinful world do that to people. Open their eyes and minds to the wonders of the Kingdom. You know a place where peace and hope reigns, so tell them about it and invite them to experience it. When they do, they'll encounter the One who is the Hope of Nations and the Prince of Peace.
In our Western society, people think they know about Jesus. However, most don't know the real Jesus. They have misinformation and a caricature of Him. Many dismiss him as a myth or just a man. When we encounter someone like this, making Jesus the starting point of our conversation may fall on deaf ears. But talking about the Kingdom might gain their attention. Describing for them a place where all wrongs are righted, all injustices are avenged, all conflicts peacefully resolved, all despair destroyed and all wars cease; that may be the best starting point for a witness. You'll eventually get to the King, if you start in the Kingdom.
- Jeff Stephens, MISSION U presenter
Webinar: Defending Your Faith -- Easy as A-B-C
March 22, 2014: 10 a.m. Central Time
Speaker: Brad Alles
Jesus is the only way. He is the Truth and the Life. Simple, right? So is sharing your faith. Join us on Saturday, March 22 at 10 a.m. CST for The ABC's of Defending Your Faith. In this one-hour, interactive webinar, guest speaker Brad Alles will show us how to help others understand that Jesus is the only way.
Alles is the author of two books: Life's Big Questions -- God's Big Answers and Starting at the End. Alles teaches Religion at Milwaukee Lutheran High School, and is an adjunct instructor at Concordia University Wisconsin. He is passionate about the topic of Christian woldview and the defense of the Christian faith.
Can offering a defense of your faith be as simple as ABC? Join us to find out! To participate in this webinar, simply go to < a href=http://connectpro31217790.adobeconnect.com/theabcsdefendingfaith/>http://connectpro31217790.adobeconnect.com/theabcsdefendingfaith/, create a user name, and click "enter as guest."
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